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Full text of "Mathura A District Memoir"

GLOSSAKY.                                                          429
HAKGI, a fine linen sieve for sifting flour, as distinct from chalni^ & coarse sieve
for grain,
HATA-CHANTI, a dexterous theft from under one's own eye.
HATO, HATE, was, were (for fha, and the).
HAY HAT, properly an interjection, but often used as a noun meaning greed; thus,
usJco rwpaye ki Jidy hay rahi hai9 'he is most greedy for money.*
HBJ, affection.
HELA PARNA, to call, shout.
HILAWA, an untrained beast of draught, yoked as an outrigger.
HUN, I, for main or Tiam : aa walidn Jiun gayo hato, 'I had goae there.*
HURDANG-, a disorderly dance.
I, frequently substituted for a as in LacJihm'Jn for LacJihman.
IZTCH, an undertaking on the part of the village baniya to settle the landlord's
demand for rent on the security of the tenant's crops, of which, he takes
delivery after harvest. The arrangement, which results in an account of the
most complicated description, is so carried out as totally to fustrate the inten-
tions of some of the main provisions of the Kent Law; and, as it pauperizes the
tenant without in any way enriching the landlord, it may justly be regarded
as one of the main causes of the prevalent agricultural distress. The institu-
tion of Government banks seems to be the only means of checking the evil.
At present Es. 3-2-0 per cent, per mensem is not an uncommon rate of
interest,
INDHAK, properly 'fuel1; a sluggard.
ITEK, so much.
ITTAU", this side, this way ; used only by the Chaubes,
JA, the oblique case of the demonstrative pronoun, as jd samay, t at that time;
jdJco pita, ' his father/ Those who argue from the existence of this and a few
similar peculiarities that Hindi is only a generic name for a variety of vulgar
dialects that have little or nothing in common, might with equal reason maintain
tbat in Shakespear's time there was no such language as English ; for even the
greatest writers of that period, when books were few and man untravelled,
occasionally betray by their provincialism the county that gave them birth.
JAG-MOHAN, the choir, or central compartment of a Hindu temple, usually sur-
mounted by a siMtara, or tower.
JABAILA, jealous.
JASAILAPA^, or JALKOKBAPAIT, jealousy.
JENGBA, a calf.
JERI, a wooden pitch-fork, also called lagi.
JET BEAR LENA, to close with an antagonist la a struggle,
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